This Beef and Mushroom Pot Roast is so easy to cook and makes a great party dish, you can prepare it ahead of time. The meat is super tender when it's done.

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My sister Tanya made this crock pot beef for the past 2 family get-togethers and I came back for refills. It is so easy to cook and makes a great party dish because you can prepare it ahead of time.

One pot meals are always welcome in my home. I filled the pot around 11:00am and it was ready for dinner! Crock pot meals are also great if you work because it’ll be ready for you when you get home too beat to do anything but veg out.

I actually plug my crock pot into a garage outlet so my house doesn’t smell like food all day long. I hope you love this! The meat is super tender when it’s done.

Ingredients for Beef and Mushroom Pot Roast:

4 1/2 lbs boneless Beef bottom round roast
2 cups (1/2 lb peeled and thick sliced or baby carrots)
1 lb fresh mushrooms, thickly sliced
1 large onion, finely diced
1/2 head of garlic (6 cloves), pressed
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 oz Onion Soup or Dip mix
1/2 Tbsp Mrs. Dash (our favorite salt-free seasoning)
2 cups reduced sodium vegetable or beef broth
1/2 cup red wine
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2  tsp salt

Beef and Mushroom Pot Roast

How to Make the Slow Cooker Pot Roast Beef:

1. Line the bottom of the slow cooker with thickly sliced carrots.

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2. Heat a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over very high heat and swirl in 4 Tbsp cooking oil (I used extra light olive oil since it has a high smoke point). Once the skillet is blazing hot, sear and brown all of the sides of your beef roast (2-3 min per side). Watch out for splatters and wear an apron! Transfer the roast to a slow cooker.

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3. Saute your thickly sliced mushrooms and finely diced onions in the same skillet over medium/high heat until soft (5-7 min) then stir in the pressed garlic and saute another minute then remove from heat.

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4. In a medium sauce pan, whisk together 2 cups broth, 1 cup heavy cream, 1 packet onion soup mix, 1/2 Tbsp Mrs. Dash, 1 tsp salt, and 1/3 cup all-purpose flour. Once it’s whisked together, heat on med/high whisking until you have a gravy consistency.

5. Stir mushroom/onion mixture into the gravy, whisk in the wine and bring to a simmer.

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6. Pour mushroom gravy over the meat in the crockpot, cover with lid and cook on high heat for 6 hours.

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7. Just before serving, transfer the beef to a serving dish and pull it apart with forks. Transferring to a different dish is nice, that way you can remove any stray fat you don’t want. Pour the gravy over the beef right after it’s shredded, while it’s hot, so it can absorb some of that gravy. Add more salt to taste.

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This Beef and Mushroom Pot Roast is so easy to cook and makes a great party dish, you can prepare it ahead of time. The meat is super tender when it's done.

Beef and Mushroom Pot Roast (a Slow Cooker Recipe)

5 from 90 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 12

Ingredients for Beef and Mushroom Pot Roast:

  • 4 1/2 lbs boneless Beef bottom round roast
  • 2 cups 1/2 lb peeled and thick sliced or baby carrots
  • 1 lb fresh mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 head of garlic, 6 cloves, pressed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 oz Onion Soup or Dip mix
  • 1/2 Tbsp Mrs. Dash, our favorite salt-free seasoning
  • 2 cups reduced sodium vegetable or beef broth
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Line the bottom of the slow cooker with thickly sliced carrots.
  • Heat a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over very high heat and swirl in 4 Tbsp cooking oil (I used extra light olive oil since it has a high smoke point). Once the skillet is blazing hot, sear and brown all of the sides of your beef roast (2-3 min per side). Watch out for splatters and wear an apron! Transfer the roast to a slow cooker.
  • Saute your thickly sliced mushrooms and finely diced onions in the same skillet over medium/high heat until soft (5-7 min) then stir in the pressed garlic and saute another minute then remove from heat.
  • In a medium sauce pan, whisk together 2 cups broth, 1 cup heavy cream, 1 packet onion soup mix, 1/2 Tbsp Mrs. Dash, 1 tsp salt, and 1/3 cup all-purpose flour. Once it's whisked together, heat on med/high whisking until you have a gravy consistency.
  • Stir mushroom/onion mixture into the gravy, whisk in the wine and bring to a simmer.
  • Pour mushroom gravy over the meat in the crockpot, cover with lid and cook on high heat for 6 hours.
  • Just before serving, transfer the beef to a serving dish and pull it apart with forks. Pour the gravy over the beef right after it's shredded, while it's hot, so it can absorb some of that gravy. Add more salt to taste.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef and Mushroom Pot Roast
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$
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  • Gail Carberry
    June 5, 2022

    I’m rating ahead since I haven’t had one bad recipe from you Natasha. I had to make my own Dash and Lipton’s onion soup since I have great difficulty finding those products in Barcelona. However, I found recipes for both online. I wondered how this would be if I also put potatoes in with the roast? Also, I tend to cook roasts on low and you call for high. It’s a pretty thick roast so maybe high is better? Thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 6, 2022

      Hi Gail! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes! That should work to add potatoes to this recipe. One of my readers reported great results using small potatoes and putting them in at the same time as the carrots.

      Reply

    • TJ
      May 9, 2023

      I totally agree with you… not one bad recipe from Natasha. I enjoy her videos and all her meal ideas. I just made a french toast brunch today using one of her recipes. Natasha, thanks for giving us that peace of mind knowing that whatever recipe we are using of yours…. it’s gonna be a success! And by the way… OMG on the fish tacos with the awesome sauce and also the cocounut slaw with the mango salsa tacos too… yummmmmeeee!!!! I made both of them in one night so we could compare and wow… they both were great!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        May 9, 2023

        Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, TJ. I’m all smiles

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  • Julie Heitz
    May 1, 2022

    Hi
    I’m making this today
    I don’t have heavy cream on hand
    Can I add sour cream the last 15 minutes instead

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 1, 2022

      Hi Julie, I haven’t tried using sour cream for this recipe to advise. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes!

      Reply

  • caroline
    February 21, 2022

    I have a top round roast. Will that cut of meat be okay for this recipe?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 21, 2022

      Hi Caroline, I haven’t tried that specifically, but I see online that top-round roast should work! I hope you love this recipe!

      Reply

  • Mary Armstrong
    January 21, 2022

    This recipe is just outstanding! Majorly delicious. Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 21, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Dez
    December 13, 2021

    I am hoping to try this recipe for Christmas!!
    But ive been wondering what crock pot you use or if there is a link for it you could share 😊

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2021

      Hi Dez, you can find all of the kitchen tools that I use here in my Amazon Affiliate Shop. I hope that helps.

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  • Jordan wipf
    December 1, 2021

    Natasha is awesome! I’ve made over 30 of her recipes to date. I am a single, 25 year old guy, with ZERO cooking experience and every single recipe of her’s I have made has turned out wonderfully. I invite family and friends over and they can’t believe I cooked the food! I just tell them, all the credit goes to Natasha. I follow her recipes to a T, and I can’t lose.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 1, 2021

      Thank you for sharing your lovely review with us, Jordan! I’m happy you’re enjoying my recipes!

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    • Tina
      October 16, 2022

      I agree. Every recipe is delicious. Making the Pot roast one now. People have told me the chicken pot pies are the best they ever eaten.

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    • Brooke
      January 5, 2023

      1000% agree! All of her recipes are fantastic! I have made so many and I’m continuing to make my way through all of them! I will only make her recipes from now on!

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        January 5, 2023

        Thank you for your trust and support, Brooke!

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  • Jennifer Barne
    October 24, 2021

    Another fantastic meal. This chick can’t loose. Trust her recipes, item for item. Even if something sounds like to much. Trust! Natasha is Fail-Proof

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 24, 2021

      That’s sweet of you, Jennifer. Thank you so much for your kind words and good feedback. That means a lot to us!

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    • Jordan wipf
      December 1, 2021

      You are sooo right. I’ve made over 30 of her recipes to date. I am a single, 25 year old guy, with ZERO cooking experience and every single recipe of her’s I have made has turned out wonderfully. I invite family and friends over and they can’t believe I cooked the food! I just tell them, all the credit goes to Natasha. I follow her recipes to a T, and I can’t lose.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        December 1, 2021

        Wow! Thank you for sharing this feedback with us, Jordan! I love reading these comments, congrats on your success with this recipe and for impressing family & friends! I hope you try more recipes soon!

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  • Carrie
    October 18, 2021

    Thank you so much for all the info in your recipes/videos! You have changed my cooking game for the better 😉. Just wondering as a fellow non- drinker is there an alternative to the red wine?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 18, 2021

      Hi Carrie, it does add nice flavor but you can omit it if you don’t have it on hand and add a little more broth instead 🙂 I wouldn’t suggest using the rice wine or cooking sherry.

      Reply

  • Karen
    October 13, 2021

    Made this recipe today and it was DELICIOUS! I didn’t have wine so I added a few teaspoons of balsamic vinegar which worked great. Also didn’t use Mrs. Dash, but did add pepper. Cooked on low for 7 hours since I was away at work that long. The mushroom gray is so delicious that I’m having it for lunch as a soup! Thanks for this delicious recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 14, 2021

      Hello Karen, thank you for sharing the substitutions that you used for this recipe. I’m glad they all worked well and it turned out delicious.

      Reply

  • Robert C - UK
    October 3, 2021

    Absolutely Delicious!! I made this yesterday 10-02-2021. I did not add the Mrs. Dash seasoning because I had none. However, before I seared the roast, I seasoned it w/ season salt and pepper. It turned out amazing! My wife would not wait for me to shred it as suggested. Thank you Natasha for sharing!

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    • Natasha
      October 3, 2021

      I am so happy to hear that! Thank you for the amazing review!

      Reply

    • Jennifer Barnes
      October 24, 2021

      My husband has a black pepper allergy so I googled how to make Mrs Dash and recreated it but exchanged the black pepper for white that he can have. So many great recipes call for Mrs dash and you can make it!

      Reply

  • Dave
    March 4, 2021

    Hi Natasha
    Will this recipe work on low
    in the crockpot,might be a dumb question but it calls for high?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 5, 2021

      Hi Dave, I have only tried it on high, but I don’t see why not. It’ll just take longer to cook.

      Reply

    • Richard
      August 26, 2021

      Dave, I recently bought a crockpot. My understanding is the only difference between low and and high is the amount of time it takes to heat up to the simmering temperature. End result will be same and down to your preference. Double the time to use the low setting.

      Reply

  • Denise
    February 13, 2021

    Natasha, i would like to say that every recipe i have made of our has been delicious. My question is about the beef mushroom roast in the crock pot, the recipe calls for 1 oz onion soup mix which would be about 2 TBL dry but when read down further down it tells you use a packet of of mix i don’t want to add to little or much. Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 13, 2021

      Hi Denise, we used a 1 oz packet. I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Daniel Favuzza
    February 2, 2021

    I made this today. Excellent!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 3, 2021

      Thank you for your great review!

      Reply

  • Jill
    January 4, 2021

    Can you add potatoes to this recipe? If so, should they go in at the beginning and cook the entire time?

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    • Natasha
      January 4, 2021

      Hi Jill, that should work to add potatoes to this recipe. One of my readers reported great results using small potatoes and putting them in at the same time as the carrots.

      Reply

  • Marion
    December 17, 2020

    Do you think I could do all the steps until turning on the crockpot in ADVANCE, stick in fridge, then turn it on the nxt day? I’m worried the sauce may separate but I want to prep this a day ahead if I can.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 17, 2020

      Hello Marlon, yes you could prep things in advance like that and it should work just fine 🙂

      Reply

  • Beth Wise
    November 29, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I made this receipt and it was easy and delicious! I was wondering what other vegetables I could add to it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 29, 2020

      Thank you, Beth. I only tried using potatoes and carrots for this recipe.

      Reply

  • Andrea
    November 19, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I am planning to make this recipe, but had a question: could I slice the meat before serving, instead of shredding it, and serve the veggies on the side? Many thanks for the recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 19, 2020

      Hi Andrea, I imagine that will work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

      Reply

  • May Chadirji
    November 4, 2020

    Amazing taste , easy to do excellent details

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 5, 2020

      Thank you so much, May!

      Reply

  • Nicole Donnelly
    September 28, 2020

    Curious if anyone made this and just eliminated the mushrooms? I am not a mushroom fan so I would just like to omit them. Do you think there would be any issue with doing so? Would/Should anything else be added to make up for the omission?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 28, 2020

      Hello Nicole, we love this recipe with mushrooms and I have not tried omitting it yet from this recipe or using a substitute. Maybe others can share here if they have tried something else nad loved it!

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    • Alina
      February 14, 2022

      Yes you can omit the mushrooms and still have it turn out great. My husband is allergic to mushrooms but this is his favorite recipe that I always make for his birthday

      Reply

  • Kathryn Jarvis
    September 1, 2020

    I recently made this pot roast and it was, hands down, the best pot roast I’ve ever made. It’s also the best pot roast I’ve ever eaten. The gravy was to die for. I have no confidence in the kitchen but manageable and yummy recipes like this are building my confidence and my repertoire!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 1, 2020

      THat’s wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing that with us!

      Reply

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